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Nissan Juke update for Geneva looks to have lost no flair

Nissan's teaser image for the new Juke suggests the little car has not lost its outlandish styling.

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Nissan released a teaser image of the 2015 model year update to the Juke today, ahead of the full unveil next week in Geneva. The Juke is one of Nissan’s most technically advanced cars, and employs love-it-or-hate-it styling that makes it a bit cultish.

The Juke originally launched as a 2010 model, so this update puts it on a five-year product cycle.

The image released today uses a lot of graphic obfuscation to hide many of the details. The car is clearly still a four door with a hatchback, retaining its compact SUV style. The wheel arches look slightly enhanced, which would accentuate the Juke’s funky styling.

There is little indication from the image that Nissan has attempted to shave off the more outlandish design cues, such as the slash lights on the front fenders or the bug-eyes next to the grille.

Nissan offered no specifications, but the current engine for the U.S. market, a 1.6-liter four cylinder with direct injection and a turbocharger, is fairly advanced by today’s standards. It does not seem likely Nissan would change that, unless it shaved off some displacement.

Likewise, the continuously variable transmission (CVT), a si… [Read more]


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